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How much to wet the tricolor beech

The tricolor beech can reach heights between 15 and 20 meters, but grown in modestly sized gardens and pruned correctly, it can maintain a decidedly smaller size. The beech requires moist and cool soils, it prefers a warm climate in summer and with decidedly harsh winters, the typical climate of the Po Valley and the valley floors of the Italian regions. Climate and soil quality it needs are the same as those of poplar. It has no particular needs and is resistant so as to have an ornamental plant with a great scenographic effect without giving it excessive care. How much to wet the tricolor beech? Young plants not yet planted in the ground need adequate watering to maintain the right humidity in the soil. The beech does not do well in arid soils, therefore, especially in summer, watering will be frequent. In winter the humidity of the soil must be monitored, but the rains and the humidity of the air are usually sufficient.


The tricolor beech should be placed in a sunny or partial shade area, especially if the summers are excessively hot. The hole in which we will plant the plant, or the pot, will be prepared a week before, working the soil with mature manure, placing draining substances on the bottom. Once the beech has been placed, remember to wet the earth and place some stakes to ensure that the plant grows very straight. The beech grows slowly and will normally assume a naturally balanced shape, pruning is not necessary but only serves to eliminate broken or dry branches, and precisely in extraordinary cases to correct its shape. Fertilization is necessary for young plants not yet placed in the ground, once a year you can add a little slow-release fertilizer to the surface of the earth.

How to fertilize the tree


The fertilization of the tricolor beech is essential at the time of planting, we will proceed by mixing manure to the earth to be inserted in the hole or in the pot. Once a year it is recommended to use slow-release fertilizer to be put on the surface of the soil, this for young plants. The adult tricolor beech does not need annual fertilization but it can be done every two or three years, in cold seasons but without exaggerating. In this case the best fertilizers are manure or earthworm humus, so as to improve the quality of the soil mixture. On the other hand, exaggerating with fertilizations will not do the plant any good as it will not allow it to adapt to the soil and getting used to that amount of nourishment will be severely affected the time they are consumed.

Tricolor beech: Diseases and cures


The young tricolor beech is more prone to attacks by parasites and animals, such as mites, aphids and beetles. Even the adult specimens of beech that are not found in suitable climatic zones can be subject to the attack of these parasites; if the plants are not treated immediately they can even die. In spring, aphids, beetles and diptera settle on the tricolor beech trees; wood decay and powdery mildew are other causes of disease. On the other hand, when the beech is subject to water stagnation it is attacked by radical or collective rot, this happens mainly to young specimens. In general, the attacks are greater in home gardens and lawns and not in Italian beech woods. Care must always be timely to avoid the death of the tricolor beech, and to be carried out using specific products.

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